A Balanced Life LLC

with Samantha T. Jones MSc.

My History

I used to lead a fast paced, jet setting lifestyle and was always on the lookout for the best party. However, eventually it took its toll and I developed niggling health challenges that wouldn't go away. That being said looking back I am grateful for my debilitating symptoms as that was my 'pain doctor' telling me that I needed to slow down and turn my attention inwards. Ultimately I had to learn how to take responsibility for my health and wellness.

It started in 2000, where I had graduated from university in the UK and soon after became a certified Personal Training and Group Exercise Instructor. I began teaching high impact classes, lifting heavy weights and following mainstream health and fitness guidelines. Needless to say, despite thinking I was turning 'healthy', it wasn't until I became a C.H.E.K certified Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach that I realized that the mainstream approach to health was so damaging and misinformed. I thought I was healthy but was actually placing more stress onto my mind, body and spirit.

In 2006, I became a patient of Dr Dan Kalish, a former C.H.E.K faculty member and we dealt with underlying parasites, dysbiosis, candida, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue and an imbalance in my neurotransmitters. Finally, I found out the root cause of my health challenges. I was so blown away with the results that I enrolled in his first ever Kalish Method Mentorship; a 6 month comprehensive functional medicine practitioner program. It was an invaluable tool and I made a pivotal change in my personal and professional health and wellness approach.

In addition to graduating with a MSc. Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University, I was not only able to help clients address their postural imbalances but was now able to thoroughly help them with holistic lifestyle coaching.

In 2012, I moved to the USA permanently and am now based at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. I also teach yoga, core Pilates and Golf & Tennis Conditioning where we focus on strength, flexibility, power and balance.

I'm an avid golfer, ballroom/salsa dancer and love healthy outdoor pursuits. I believe in 'one day at a time' and to trust that 'everything is just as it should be'.

Certifications

C.H.E.K institute:

  • C.H.E.K Practitioner 1
  • C.H.E.K Exercise Coach
  • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1

Guy Voyer:

  • Soma Golf
  • ELDOA Level 1 & 2

Other training:

  • Titleist Performance Institute: TPI Level 1
  • MSc. (Magna Cum Laude) Holistic Nutrition
  • BSc.(Hons) Health Sciences
  • Certified Group Exercise/Yoga/Pilates Instructor
  • Future Fit Personal Training
  • N.A.B.B.A Advanced Instructor Training